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Ink Ronin

Dishonorable Tao pen, your fealty strokes are guided by shogun lust for the yen Quill treachery blot your avarice ambition Devious calligraphy be the torn loyalty decision Vain kimono pride is bushido vow laid aside Naked truth disrobed — Coin motive ain’t unsheathe noble Ink ronin, got no master to gallantly serve or valor save Unworthy pen, every vile thrust spilt more scarlet sin upon your Shinto grave Inscribe your pulse amorality with a crimson postscript Follow your vagabond reality into that inkwell miry pit

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Date: 1/12/2020 2:00:00 PM
Quill treachery blot your avarice ambition Devious calligraphy be the torn loyalty decision Absolutely beautiful Freddie. We cannot serve two masters.
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Date: 1/12/2020 1:58:00 PM
now that is some way to describe it, as ink ronin... that is one powerful first stanza.. your poetic brain is on a different level my friend...
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